Beechcraft King Air 260 Insurance Cost Examples
Pro Pilot Experienced in Single Pilot Turbo Props
|Physical Damage||$7,000,000 Agreed Value||$42,000|
|Aircraft Liability||$25,000,000 Per Occurrence||$15,000|
|Total Annual Premium||$67,000|
Dual Pro Pilots
|Physical Damage||$7,000,000 Agreed Value||$22,000|
|Aircraft Liability||$25,000,000 Per Occurrence||$10,000|
|Total Annual Premium||$32,000|
Owner Pilot less than 1,300TT and Dual with Pro Pilot; Dual 100%
|Physical Damage||$7,000,000 Agreed Value||$25,000|
|Aircraft Liability||$10,000,000 Per Occurrence||$10,000|
|Total Annual Premium||$35,000|
The Beechcraft King Air 260 has officially been unveiled on December 2, complete with a ThrustSense Autothrottle system from Innovative Solutions and Support. As standard equipment, this aircraft boasts three major cockpit changes, including the addition of the aforementioned ThrustSense Autothrottle. This integrated system allows pilots to set airspeed using the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, which then automatically adjusts the power levers to stick to the command. Consequently, pilots can make use of precise airspeeds without constant manual input, allowing them to make efficient takeoffs, climbs, cruises, descents, and landings.
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As of 2023, the average cost of a King Air 260 is between $6,910,000 – $7,500,000. The price of the aircraft can vary depending on outfitting, customizations and avionic choices.
Textron produced the first King Air 260 in 2020, with deliveries starting early in 2021. The King Air 260 is still in production today.
As of March 2023, there’s been a total of 56 King Air 260s that have been produced by Textron.
The Beechcraft King Air 260 is a relatively new aircraft model. But, the King Air models have been in existence since 1964, with over 7,600 aircraft produced to date. And since the King Air 260 is very similar to its predecessor, underwriters have sufficient data to work with when rating the risk involved in insuring a King Air 260.
King Air 260s flown by pilots transitioning from smaller aircraft can be difficult to insure. There’s also a higher risk in insuring aircraft flown by less experienced pilots or pilots over 75 years old may have premiums increased, or liability limits decreased.
Insurance rates start at 0.7% of the hull value for a single pilot and 0.3% for dual-type rated and 12-month current pilots.
The King Air 260 is operated in the U. S for military operations by the U.S government and is one of Beechcraft’s most recent models with no accident history or record. It is actually a safe and reliable aircraft.
The King Air 260 used the popular PT6A-52 turboprop engine, which is safe and reliable. The King Air 260s cockpit is an upgrade of the 250s. As part of the upgrade, they included new safety features.
The cockpit features digital pressurization controlled through the Flight Management System. There’s also a Collins Aerospace MultiScan weather radar system that automatically senses precipitation contours, maps turbulence, and suppresses ground clutter at ranges out to 320 nm.
The turboprop has an IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle system that reduces pilot workload from takeoff to landing. The autothrottle system provides for engine over-temp and over-torque scenarios.
It prevents the aircraft from exceeding and going below the airspeed by automatically controlling engine output and adjusting to the exact appropriate power levels.
Add these safety features to those it takes from its predecessor, the King Air 250, and the King Air 260 safety features are nothing short of amazing.
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